£1m loan deal is a ‘spiteful snub’ to Plas Madoc

Plaid Cymru the Party of Wales have challenged Wrexham County Borough Council’s decision to ignore Splash Magic in their successful bid for a Welsh Government Sports Facilities Capital Loan Scheme. It was announced yesterday that the council had been successful in its application for a £1m loan from the Welsh Government and will use the funds…

Splash out on community-run leisure centre, council urged

Council plans to spend millions of pounds on leisure centres being outsourced to a Sussex-based company have been questioned by Plaid Cymru – The Party Of Wales. Plaid Cymru – The Party Of Wales’ Clwyd South Assembly candidate Mabon ap Gwynfor said Wrexham Council’s proposal to spend £1.2 million on Waterworld was in stark contrast…

Plas Madoc funding U-Turn

Statement on the news of the Plas Madoc funding u-turn: “The news that the Labour group on Wrexham Council has done a u-turn is a welcome step in the right direction. Along with all the hard-working campaigners, we called for Plas Madoc to be kept open while the centre was transferred to community ownership and,…

‘Splash’ Fundraiser to kick-start new business

If the Splash Community Trust is to succeed then it must start generating income as soon as possible. That’s the message from The Party Of Wales during May Day bank holiday, a week after Wrexham Council closed the doors of the old Plas Madoc Leisure Centre. The Party Of Wales’ Clwyd South spokesperson Mabon ap Gwynfor said that forming a new…

People’s Millions for Plas Madoc

  The campaign to secure a long term future for Plas Madoc could benefit from being awarded a People’s Millions grant, from the National Lottery. The People’s Millions 2014, a partnership between Big Lottery Fund and ITV, is now open. Up to £50,000 is available for local community based projects. Plaid Cymru’s Mabon ap Gwynfor…

Plas Madoc closure will create future health problems

Research reveals poorer communities are less physically active New research revealing that poorer communities are less physically active has prompted calls for Wrexham Council to reverse its decision to close Plas Madoc Leisure Centre. The research by the ESRC (Economic and Social research Council) says that being less physically active is storing up huge health-related…

Health Consequences of Plas Madoc closure

To the Editor On the day that Diabetes UK warned that we were reaching epidemic proportions of Diabetes Type 2, a life threatening illness linked to obesity and lifestyle choice, a motley partnership of Labour and Conservatives on Wrexham Council voted to close Plas Madoc and other Leisure facilities in Wrexham. This short term decision…